Friday, November 06, 2009

Raines, Fehn file Monday for Berland vacancy

William Burnett Raines, who practices with the firm of Shestokas & Raines (with offices in the Loop, several suburban locations, and in Fort Meyers, Florida) was one of two candidates to file in the race for the Berland vacancy Monday afternoon.

A biographical profile on his firm's website notes that Raines once worked for the Oakland, California Police Department from 1983 to 1989. He graduated from California's Golden Gate University School of Law in 1992. Licensed in Illinois since 1993, Raines worked for the Cook County State's Attorney in 1994 and 1995, leaving to become "Special Counsel for the Fraud Investigations Department of the Fremont Insurance Group in Chicago" from 1995 to 2001. Then, according to that same profile, in 2001, Raines became "Government Affairs Counsel for the National Insurance Crime Bureau in Palos Hills, Illinois, coordinating anti-fraud measures with federal and state agencies." He joined Shestokas & Raines, also in 2001. Raines ran unsuccessfully for the countywide Salyers vacancy in 2004.

The other new candidate for the Berland vacancy is Joanne F. Fehn. That's a link to her campaign website in the preceding sentence; a link has been added to the Sidebar as well.

Fehn, an attorney since 1993, is general counsel for the Anchor Companies. A biography page on Fehn's campaign website touts her experience as a "transactional attorney with fifteen years of experience in all phases of commercial, residential real estate and corporate law." Fehn also cites her involvement in The Villa Improvement League, which may be Chicago's oldest continually operating neighborhood association. (The VIL has its own listing in the Encyclopedia Chicago.)

Fehn also filed Monday for the Kelley vacancy. She was the only new candidate to enter that race.
Related: Five file for Berland vacancy
Also related:Four file for Kelley vacancy

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